What this book covers

Chapter 1, Networks in a Nutshell, introduces readers to the fundamentals of computer networks, and the challenges of writing software for use on distributed systems.

Chapter 2, DNS and Resource Location, explores the basics of resource location and the origins of the DNS.

Chapter 3, Communication Protocols, investigates the OSI network stack and the variety of communication protocols designed for each layer of that stack.

Chapter 4, Packets and Streams, looks at how data is encapsulated in packets and how groups of packets are consumed by your software as a stream.

Chapter 5, Generating Network Requests in C#, takes a deep dive into the request/response model of network communication and how that model is implemented ...

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